Pete Hegseth


Pete Hegseth is the author of In the Arena: Good Citizens, a Great Republic, and How One Speech Can Reinvigorate America (Simon & Schuster/Threshold 2016). A Fox News Channel contributor, he regularly appears on Fox & Friends, The Kelly File, and Outnumbered. An infantry officer in the Army National Guard, he is a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay and holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his time overseas. He is the former CEO of the veterans advocacy organization Concerned Veterans for America and former Chairman of the pro-victory organization Vets for Freedom. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Hegseth is a regular contributor to National Review and He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Praise for In the Arena

"Pete Hegseth lays out a citizen-led roadmap for rejecting decline and forging another American century." —Mark Levin, author of Plunder and Deceit

In the Arena is more than a memoir of service in a dangerous time for our country. It is also a call of a true patriot for all Americans to heed Roosevelt’s challenge and take up the task of restoring American exceptionalism before it is too late.” —Karl Rove, author of Courage and Consequence

“Invoking the words of Teddy Roosevelt, Pete makes an important case for others to join him in the area by being good and engaged citizens. In the Arena is a must-read that underscores our collective responsibility to restore America’s role as an exceptional and indispensable global leader.” —Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

“Pete Hegseth’s In the Arena is a soldier’s clear-eyed perspective on the challenges we face in a new world disorder. It’s also a clarion call for “We the People” to save our Republic. If you care about your family’s future; before the next election, you need to read this book!” —Lt. Col. Oliver North USMC (ret.)